Tuesday, April 21

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 13 of the class. For those of you who are working ahead, Weeks 14 and 15 are also available! That means all of the assignments are now available, and you can pick and choose based on the points you need to get to the grade you want to receive in this class. If you have not turned in your Week 12 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

Week 13 Internet assignment NOW AVAILABLE. Now that Week 13 has begun, the Week 13 Internet assignment is now available: you will be asked to nominate your favorite Storybook projects in various categories! You will also be leaving thank-yous for people who gave you the most helpful feedback as you worked on your Storybook this semester. Based on the nominations that people turn in, I'll prepare the ballot next Monday afternoon so that you can vote on your favorites next week. That voting will not for a grade or anything - it's just a way to give some recognition to the folks who worked extra-hard on their Storybooks this semester.

Storybook Stack. As usual at the beginning of the week, there are still LOTS of Storybook assignments in the stack. I have read and replied to the assignments turned in before noon on Sunday. If you turned something in on Sunday afternoon or on Monday, it is probably still in the stack. To check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, look at the contents of the stack here. If you need just the points for the Storybook assignment(s) you have turned in in order to finish up the class, let me know and I will put your assignments up at the top of the stack. Send me a note with "Storybook Final Points" in the subject line so that I'll be sure to notice it!

April 21 2009: Yom Ha-Shoah. Today is the 27th of Nisan in the Jewish calendar, which means it is the Yom Ha-Shoah, the "Day of the Holocaust," in which the Jewish victims of the Nazis are remembered and honored. You can read more about this memorial holiday in Wikipedia, and also learn about the term Shoah. This holiday is observed throughout the state of Israel, with special ceremonies taking place at Yad Vashem, which is the official Holocaust memorial in Israel. This image below is the Hall of Names from Yad Vashem: